Officials Get Good News

By: Stan Torgerson
By: Stan Torgerson

Some bridges and roads suffered extensive damage because of weather systems that brought several inches of rain within a short period of time on two occasions in April.

County engineer Neal Carson said the Liberty Church Road bridge is almost completely repaired, except for some incidentals the contractor must finish. It could be open as early as Thursday.

Carson said pilings have been driven for the restoration of the bridge on Cotton Gin Road. Repair has also begun to a bridge on Allen Swamp Road.

Other news from the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors meeting:

Sheriff Billy Sollie reported that the number of sworn sheriff's deputies has more than doubled since he took office in 1996. The number stood at twenty then. Now, Sollie says there are forty-nine sworn deputies.

Lauderdale County purchased two motor graders in 1998, with a buy back clause. After using the graders for fifty-four months, Puckett Machinery has now bought them back for $125,662 each.


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